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    Post by Coolname007 on Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:03 am

    kairozamorro wrote:Ok, well thats how its going to be. Another release won't be for awhile though. I'm actually working hard on a new program.
    Cool. So what's your new program?


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    Re: Copylink Development

    Post by Justin on Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:14 pm

    Well, I figured you would ask. I was going to keep quiet about it until it was finished since I have a big habit of saying something well be done soon and than it takes forever to finish it. Well, its a bookmark manager. The idea is simple. Portable app, single file for all your bookmarks. This way the file can be synced easily between multiple computers and used.

    I got the idea seeing how often I needed to google for neosmart links for support or hunt them down in a million sub-menus as my favorites in IE keep growing. I take advantage of Windows Briefcase to keep my USB drive and computers in sync so I wanted my bookmarks in a single file. In the mod forum over at nst we've got a new thread with the common links we use but I won't haft to even go looking for links there with this.

    I know theres already some bookmark managers out there, but this little app I'm working on is going to have a few little extras... and its going to be super user friendly in design. Lets just say there well never be a need to add a favorite in your browser again.


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    Re: Copylink Development

    Post by Coolname007 on Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:54 am

    Will it work with all kinds of browsers though?
    I know Firefox already has a bookmark manager. I don't know about IE though. I don't use it that often.

    And yeah...about that remark you made about having a habit of saying something will be done soon, but then it takes forever to complete. Smile I have the same problem. I tend to do that a lot too. I also have the bad habit of not finishing one project first before beginning the next...

    So you're a mod now at NST?


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    Re: Copylink Development

    Post by Justin on Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:07 pm

    Its going to be independant of any browser, because all your bookmarks are stored in the single file. However, if the browser stores your bookmarks to disk as shortcuts (like IE does) than you'll be able to import those into the bookmark file.


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    Re: Copylink Development

    Post by Justin on Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:23 pm

    Ok, moved the posts to a topic of its own since they don't have anything to do with CSword.


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    Re: Copylink Development

    Post by Coolname007 on Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:23 pm

    Might want to rename it too. "Copylink" is not exactly the most descriptive title. Wink


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    Re: Copylink Development

    Post by Justin on Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:50 pm

    ???

    Thats the name of the program Smile


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    Re: Copylink Development

    Post by Coolname007 on Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:55 pm

    Ohh... Smile
    In that case then, I guess the title's fine.


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    Re: Copylink Development

    Post by Justin on Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:57 pm

    I changed it anyway...
    I'm actually nearing completion... I've just got to work out the import/export features.


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    Re: Copylink Development

    Post by Justin on Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:29 pm

    And heres a screenshot with it about 99% complete... one more function to write and I can release this Smile



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    Re: Copylink Development

    Post by Coolname007 on Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:23 pm

    Looks nice.
    But why do you have the "Save Bookmark File" feature? It seems like to me that "Add New Bookmark" should automatically save it to file when you add it.


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    Re: Copylink Development

    Post by Justin on Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:01 am

    Its all about flexiability with file location. Its just so you can select what and where you want to save out the bookmark file as or to make a second copy... for picky users like me, otherwise Copylink defaults to creating a default bookmark file "Bookmarks.copylink" in its folder and loads it automatically on startup, so you never haft to worry about it if you don't want to. Save as option immediately saves changes to the new copy. Otherwise if changes are made you are prompted on exit to save them to the file.


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    Re: Copylink Development

    Post by Coolname007 on Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:55 am

    Not sure that I understand what you mean...
    If the "Save Bookmark File As" option does what I think it does, and what it sounds like you just said it did (i.e. gives the option of what to name the bookmark file, and where to save it), then what do you mean by it "immediately saving changes to the new copy"? I assume you mean the "immediate" part happens after you have already saved the bookmark to file, and have made some changes, and wish to save it. Smile

    That's all well and good, but the point I was making was that it seems like to me the "Add New Bookmark" feature (which you didn't mention what it actually does) should take care of that (i.e. the saving as what and where part) in the same dialog in which you give the bookmark the URL and name. That way you have condensed two features into one. Smile I'm guessing probably right now what it does is just provides a way to add a new bookmark (both URL and name) to the program, but its not actually saved to file until you use "Save Bookmark File As".

    Not a big deal really, but just an idea you might want to consider.

    And then if you wanted to make changes to the bookmark, you could have a "Save" button (instead of "Save Bookmark File As" button) which saves the changes to the file.

    I don't know, maybe I'm a little too picky, but I thinks its always a good idea to care about small details when you're creating a new program.


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    Re: Copylink Development

    Post by Justin on Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:02 pm

    To put it shortly its there for advanced users, but I've considered simple use too.

    You can use the Save As option to specify where to save the file only if you want to (like me who doesnt want to keep the bookmark file with the program but rather sync it across my devices with my other files), but you absoulutely don't need to. If you don't specify the filename or open a specific bootkmark file Copylink uses a default bookmark file instead.

    Now, add new bookmark does exactly what it says. It allows you to add a new bookmark. Changes are NOT saved until you exit the program. Like any other program changes are saved only in memory until the file is saved. I'll consider adding a save button if you think its needed.


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    Re: Copylink Development

    Post by Coolname007 on Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:12 pm

    You're right. Nevermind.
    I don't know what I was thinking. Smile
    Yeah, adding the bookmark using "Add New Bookmark" and then the program automatically saving it to a default bookmark file when you close the program, and loading it on startup, where you only change the name/place if you want to is definitely the way to go.

    I guess I was thinking each bookmark would be saved to its own separate file, but now I realize (duh) that of course there is only one single file for all the bookmarks (just like it is in firefox).


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    Re: Copylink Development

    Post by Justin on Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:15 pm

    Firefox uses a single file?! sad

    I was hoping it put out links in a directory like IE does. You wouldn't happen to not mind posting a copy of the file for me to look over? I might be able implement support for FF if thats how it takes care of bookmarks.


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    Re: Copylink Development

    Post by Coolname007 on Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:18 pm

    Yep. It puts them all in a single file with a .json file extension.
    I'll try to post up mine in a minute.


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    Re: Copylink Development

    Post by Justin on Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:19 pm

    Thanks Smile


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    Re: Copylink Development

    Post by Justin on Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:35 pm

    Well, the good news is that the contents aren't encrypted, but its not nicely formatted so its going to take a lot of work to code up compatibility for it. Probably not this release but hopefully I'll get it working. In the meantime you may be able to export in a format IE can read and import using IE to import into Copylink. Not great, but a solution for the time being.


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    Re: Copylink Development

    Post by Justin on Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:38 pm

    Hmm, some google searches say this file is only a backup and that it uses an html file. I look in the IE options to see you can import a html file with bookmarks, so that might work...


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    Re: Copylink Development

    Post by Coolname007 on Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:48 pm

    Yeah, that was only a backup.
    But it looks like it also stores all the existing bookmarks in a single .html file, and doesn't use a separate one for each bookmark.


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    Re: Copylink Development

    Post by Justin on Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:03 pm

    I'm looking at an IE html file of my bookmarks. Could you upload an html file generated by FF so I can do some comparisons to verify the format is the same?


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    Re: Copylink Development

    Post by Justin on Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:09 pm

    Yuck... FF formats html files worse than it does with its backups. I think I'll work on support for the backup file than.


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